Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Cat Who Reunion Cookbook - Julie Murphy, Sally Abney Stempinski

The Cat Who… Reunion Cookbook
Julie Murphy and Sally Abney Stempinski
Berkley Prime Crime

Cookbook/ Mystery related

As anyone knows who reads the CAT WHO books by Lilian Jackson Braun, not only are they fun mysteries starring some very clever felines, but they’re also filled with mentions of great-sounding food. Clearly I’m not the only reader who wished for some of the recipes, since these same authors published THE CAT WHO… COOKBOOK in 2003 (paperback available this year.)

This cookbook is arranged in menu form, making it easy to pair and combine dishes. And there are certainly plenty of enticing options. From coffee and tea drinks to breads and biscuits; from appetizers to salads; from entrees to desserts; there’s something here for everyone. And that includes your furry friends. The last section is dedicated to recipes for your feline counterparts, and includes possible after-dinner games like Yarn Ball Unraveling Contest, Pin the Leash on the Dog, and Wastebasket Treasure Hunt.

The authors thoughtfully include a metric conversion chart for quantities and cooking temperatures at the end, and the index makes it easy to see all salads, for example, at a glance. The excerpts from various books and the forward by Ms. Braun make for fun reading for fans. And if you’re just looking for a fun and unusual cookbook with recipes the whole family can enjoy, you’ll want to pick up this one.

Rating: n/a
October 2006
ISBN# 0-425-21188-6 (hardcover)


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